Shadows of Cairn (DOS)

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Quinn is an apprentice thief in the city of Cairn, who needs to prove himself worthy of being admitted to the guild. The problem is, Quinn is just too honest to steal anything of value. When the Duke of Cairn is murdered, the treacherous master of the thieves guild frames the naive Quinn for the crime. Quinn escapes from his holding cell, but is now all alone in the city and the surrounding mountains, hunted by guards and his former comrades. He must find a way to prove his innocence, and bring the real murderers to justice.

Shadows of Cairn is an action game with platform elements. The player navigates Quinn over side-scrolling environments, either sneaking past enemies, or engaging them in combat. Quinn can jump and climb, which are essential abilities for bypassing the traps found in the game. When in combat, the player can have Quinn execute high, medium, and low punches and kicks.


Shadows of Cairn DOS A back alley.
Shadows of Cairn DOS I may have been spotted.
Shadows of Cairn DOS Main menu
Shadows of Cairn DOS You can climb walls...

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Power Play Mar, 1995 40 out of 100 40
PC Gamer Jun, 1995 40 out of 100 40
High Score Feb, 1995 1 out of 5 20


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"Finalist Best Adventure/Role Playing Game of the year 1995" New Media Magazine.

"Finalist Best Audio/Soundtrack of the Year 1995" New Media Magazine.

Windows and DOS versions were included on the same CD.
n-n (55) added Shadows of Cairn (DOS) on Sep 20, 2000
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